UNCW pushes back to beat Coastal

Courtesy: CCU Media Relations

WILMINGTON, N.C. – After allowing a run to go down one in the top of the ninth, UNC Wilmington loaded the bases and Terrence Connelly came through with a two-run single to give the Seahawks (13-14) a 5-4 decision versus Coastal Carolina Wednesday evening at Brooks Field.

In the top of the ninth inning for Coastal, Nick Oberg drew a one-out walk and took second on a two-out single by Tyler Chadwick. Connor Owings followed with an RBI single to right field to put the Chanticleers (12-18) up 4-3.

In the bottom half of the frame, pinch hitter Luis Renvil hit a leadoff double and Josh Abshire followed with a single. Casey Golden hit a slow roller to third and Coastal was not able to record an out as the Seahawks loaded the bases on the fielder's choice. Facing a 2-2 count, Connelly was able to slap the ball into left field, scoring Renvil and Abshire to provide the 5-4 win.

Coastal Carolina will continue its nine-game road swing with a three-game set at UNC Asheville April 4-6.